CHAPTER 1

Introduction to Project Planning and Scheduling

Many people and organizations do not manage time well. If time is managed well, other factors are much easier to manage, and projects will be more effective and efficient. Lack of time management can and probably will result in failure of the project. Time management, therefore, is crucial to project success. In fact, many years of project management experience have demonstrated over and over that an integrated project plan and schedule is the single most important factor in project success.

It is not possible to control costs if the schedule is slipping; if the schedule slips, product ...

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